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October 11, 2011
By Alton K. Marsh
Jeppesen has joined the Lindbergh Foundation’s Aviation Green Alliance as a founding member. The alliance looks for solutions to environmental concerns facing the aviation industry, and was established earlier this year.
The foundation honors the link made by aviation legend Charles Lindbergh between aviation and protecting the environment.
“The Aviation Green Alliance organization offers an opportunity for aviation-related companies and individuals to share best practices and establish innovative programs to help guide environmental stewardship in relation to aviation industry operations,” said Mark Van Tine, Jeppesen president and CEO.
The organization supplies environmental news and information and funds grants for the discovery and development of new technologies. Lindbergh Foundation Chairman and CEO Larry Williams said Jeppesen has made its environmental impact statement a part of the company’s core values and beliefs.
Advocacy and Legislation
AOPA is asking the FAA to withdraw a proposed airworthiness directive that could affect thousands of ECi cylinders.
AOPA is looking to the Michigan Senate for “refinement” of proposals amended unfavorably in last-minute House action.
The General Aviation Pilot Protection Act would allow pilots to use the driver’s license medical standard for noncommercial VFR flights in aircraft weighing up to 6,000 pounds with no more than six seats, as long as they carry five or fewer passengers, fly below 14,000 feet msl, and fly no faster than 250 knots.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.